Thursday, December 29, 2011

PEI Rocket trade Captain Matt Hobbs

Press Release

The PEI Rocket traded 20 year old defenseman and team captain, Matthew Hobbs, to the Victoriaville Tigres. In return for Hobbs, the Rocket received a 2nd round pick ( Victoriavile acquired it from Baie Comeau), a 6th round pick (Victoriaville acquired it from St. John) and 18 year old right winger, Benjamin Laliberte. Laliberte, a first round pick in the 2009 QMJHL Entry Draft, had 1 goal and 2 assists in 19 games with the Tigres this year.

Rocket President, Serge Savard Jr, said, "Matthew Hobbs has done a lot of good things for this organization in the time he was here. However, we had the opportunity to get some pieces that will be assets as we continue to rebuild and we had to take it. We wish Matthew all the best on and off the ice this year and in years to come."

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